| Dec 22, 2011
**1/2 (out of four)
I’m obviously a softie.
Why? Because I recognize that director/co-writer Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought A Zoo,” largely fictionalized from Benjamin Mee’s memoir, packs in so much heavy-handed emotion that...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Known for such films as "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," director Cameron Crowe alters his cinematic course with this affecting, true tale of a writer (Matt Damon) who decides to move his children to ... well, check the title. They actually buy a...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Today Is Pardon Day (Source: Holiday Insights)
Pardon Day is today. Its an opportunity to seek forgiveness where needed.
Today is also a day to say "Pardon Me", or Excuse Me" as appropriate. In today's busy society, too many people race about their...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Disney had hopes of launching a movie series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novels, but the box-office results and critical response may make this first effort the only entry.
Taylor Kitsch gets plenty of chances to show off his...
| Aug 2, 2012
** (out of four)
If “Killer Joe” is about anything—and it barely is—it’s about how a bunch of amoral fools ignore the wishes of the only pure person among them.
The NC-17-rated movie’s own crime is being more...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:49 PM
Director Len Weisman honed his craft on loud action films like "Live Free and Die Hard" and the "Underworld" franchise.
His remake of "Total Recall" boils down to a two-hour futuristic chase movie with grandiose psychedelic overtones. The complex...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Matthew McConaughey got nude in Magic Mike. He now gets nude in Killer Joe. Next month, we see his butt crack in Plumber Pete.
Okay, that last line isn’t really a movie. And Killer Joe isn’t really much of a movie, either. That’s a...
| Sep 3, 2009
This is a Texan rancher who knows his way around Los Angeles -- including a possibly self-incriminating awareness of its seedier sides. The relish with which Thomas Haden Church discusses such things (unmentionable in a family newspaper) runs from the...
| May 2, 2007
'The opening credits for "Spider-Man 3" showcase moments from the 2002 original, pieces of time that remind us that once upon a time the story of a spider-bit boy turned love-struck crime-fighter was just another movie hoping to be a hit.
| May 30, 2007
Sure looks as if HBO again will dominate the TV movie categories (it's won 12 times in 15 years), with four strong entries:
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," an adaptation of the bestseller about the defeat of the Sioux after their victory at Custer's...
| Feb 6, 2009
By ROGER MOORE
Sentinel movie critic
Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice.
Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
| Apr 11, 2008
"Smart People" is a smart movie, but it's not smart enough. So much effort was put into the snappy dialogue that no one noticed the story falls apart in the final 20 minutes.
The big brain of the film is Lawrence Wetherhold ( Dennis Quaid). He's one of...